LA LIFE: Valentine’s Day, Lunar New Year, Who Am I, Food Fair Fest
Love is in the air, so Happy Valentine’s Day, Tomatoes! “Valentines Date Night” at Paramount Ranch is one way to celebrate and do good. The Hollywood Roosevelt and The Secret Movie Club are offering iconic lovey-dovey Drive-In movie screenings perfect for Valentine’s Weekend. You can ring in the New Year…Lunar New Year, that is, with several fun events. Theatre West’s storytelling project “Who I Am” celebrates Black History Month. Is there such a thing as a Drive Thru Foodie Fair Fest? You bet there is, Tomatoes! And join us for our special event celebrating Women’s History Month.
Feb 13. Valentine’s Date Night Drive In Fundraiser
What better way to celebrate love than by giving to a good cause while enjoying a wonderful classic movie? Enjoy a safe Valentine’s Eve with a drive in movie at the historic and beautiful Paramount Ranch. The proceeds will go to the Paramount Ranch Restoration Project, Tomatoes.
The ticket sales of the Santa Monica Mountain Fund’s Valentines Date Night Drive In screening of Steve Martin’s classic film “LA Story” will go to help restore and rebuild Paramount Ranch from the severe damage it suffered from the 2018 Woolsey Fires, Tomatoes. The 2018 Woolsey Fire affected nearly 90% of the National Park Service (NPS) lands in the Santa Monica Mountains, including the iconic film sets at Paramount Ranch.
Donations will help SAMO Fund provide the money needed to complete the $12m restoration project being managed by NPS. These funds will be used to restore the burnt film sets on the site, to support the fit out of the restored historic buildings and provide materials to interpret the iconic ranch’s history for future generations. Donations will be matched 1:1 by the Federal Government. Once complete, the restored Paramount Ranch will also offer a trip down memory lane into 100 years of movie history, as well as becoming a modern facility for the next generation of filmmakers and an important community resource. So important to save this history of movie making in Los Angeles, Tomatoes.
Feb 13 & 14. Valentines Drive In Movies
Are you craving the big screen? Well, LA has a couple of fab Drive-In romantic movies showing on the big screen outdoors that are perfect for a Valentine’s Weekend under the stars, Tomatoes.
Many of the Drive In Movie theatres around town have sold out for Valentine’s Weekend but these two had openings when I last looked.
The Hollywood Roosevelt Drive In is showing “Singing In the Rain” and “Dirty Dancing” on Feb 13 and “Casablanca” and “The Notebook” on Feb 14. The Secret Movie Club in Glendale has showings of “Casablanca” on the 13 and the 14th,as well. Can’t get more perfect than that, Tomatoes.
Celebrate Women’s History Month with Us
Join us for this awesome event. it’s free, but you must register.
February 12 & 13. Chinese Lunar New Year Events
The timing of the Year of the Ox couldn’t be better, Tomatoes. The Ox in this Luna New Year not only represents strength but patience, trustworthiness and confidence. And you can celebrate with The Golden Dragon Parade, the Pacific Asian Museum and Santa Monica Place. Kudos to the Ox, Tomatoes!
The Golden Dragon Parade is celebrating the history and achievements of Chinese Americans in Los Angeles. This is the oldest Los Angeles cultural tradition in DTLA celebrating 121 years and is the premiere cultural event in the Southern California Asian-American Community. USC Pacific Asian Museum’svirtual Lunar New Year festival will include streamed video performances and demonstrations of Lunar New Year-inspired crafts. If you want to get outside, Santa Monica Place will mark the Lunar New Year with seasonal decor and socially distanced activities, including cherry blossom wishing trees, red envelope deals and takeaway craft kits. Angelenos of all ages and ethnicities will enjoy these spectacular, colorful, rich, diverse and free experiences, Tomatoes.
February 13. Who I Am?
In honor of BLACK HISTORY MONTH, Theatre West presents, “Who I Am,” a celebration of African American Heritage. Seven Actors-Writers share their truth about the significance of Black History Month in a frank examination of what it means to be Black in America in the wake of 2020’s call to action.
Theatre West’s vision is to educate, enlighten and entertain. They nurture, cultivate and foster theatre artists, and provoke audiences with plays that reflect the human condition. “Who I Am” definitely reflects the human condition and reveals personal stories as well as life lessons learned from the artists parents and grandparents. They explore the impact of their heritage in shaping the artists they are today. You can watch this educational and enlightening celebration on You Tube, Tomatoes.
Feb 12 – Feb 28. Drive Thru Fair Foodie Fest
“The Drive Thru Fair Foodie Fest” is basically a huge step up from driving through to pick up food at your local In & Out Burger or Burger King. Wow! What a marvelous idea Tomatoes.
A heads up: these are very popular free events so you must reserve your place in line ahead of time and you’ll also receive a free mini funnel cake for your car when you attend. The owner of Fair Foodie Fest, Brett Enright explained, “We said, ‘What are the top 20 foods that everybody loves at the County Fair?’ and then we lined up these vans that are about 200 feet apart from each other and it’s a COVID safe drive-thru event.” I call that very smart thinking, Tomatoes!